For each class, student’s
performance was assessed in 3 different point systems. System 1 is XP, or experience points (10 points) given for
solutions containing creditable mathematical aspect, reciting fundamental
formula, recalling general prerequisite concepts, or correctly using
mathematical tools and methods. System 2 is SP, or skill points (50 points)
given for solutions containing fully correct mathematical aspect, reciting rare
formula, recalling rare prerequisite concepts, or systematic use of
mathematical tools and methods. System 3 is IP, or influence points (60 points)
for solutions containing equally effective alternative mathematical aspect,
reciting known but not taught formula, recalling rare co-requisite concepts, or
systematic use of mathematical tools and methods from co-requisite courses.
Arbitrarily given, BP or bonus points, amounting to 20 points were also awarded
for solutions containing excellent simplifying techniques and assumptions,
reciting advanced formula, or use of advanced concepts, tools and methods.